Liposuction

Are you satisfied with your weight but feel like your body could still use a little fine-tuning here and there? Whether it’s a double chin, saddlebags on your thighs, a tummy bulge, or another familiar trouble spot, you can complete the vision you have for yourself with liposuction. In Austin, Texas, our board-certified plastic surgeons combine substantial training with extensive hands-on experience to help their patients look fit and firm.

If you’re ready to find out how liposuction can improve your look, request a consultation online with one of our plastic surgeons or call our office in Austin or Round Rock at  (512) 244-1439. We serve patients from San Antonio, Killeen, Austin, and neighboring Texas communities like Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Liposuction Case 191 Before & After View #1 | Round Rock, TX | Synergy Plastic Surgery
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Case #191

This male patient came to see our doctor wanting to remove extra fat from his abdominal area. He is very fit and was having trouble defining his abdominal muscles and core at a level which reflected his workout intensity. Our Doctors spent time during his initial appointment to discuss body sculpting that could be done with Vaser ® high... Read More
Liposuction Case 84 Before & After View #1 | Round Rock, TX | Synergy Plastic Surgery
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Case #84

This 46 year-old female came to our doctor wanting to remove extra fat from her abdomen that she was unable to remove with diet and exercise alone. She was already a very fit woman, but the additional body sculpting that liposuction could provide was what she really wanted. Like this patient, many Austin, Texas women and those from nearby areas like... Read More
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Case #29

This 19-year-old female came to wanting to remove extra fat from her stomach and sides that she was unable to remove with diet and exercise alone. She was already a very fit woman, but the additional body sculpting that liposuction could provide was what she really wanted. Additionally, she wanted her breasts enhanced at the same time with breast... Read More
Liposuction Case 287 Before & After View #1 | Round Rock, TX | Synergy Plastic Surgery
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Case #287

This patient in her 40’s from Austin, Texas came to see our doctor at the Round Rock, Texas office location to discuss liposuction of upper arms. She had difficulty fitting clothing and didn’t like the way she looked in short sleeve shirts.During her consultation with our doctor she learned about how liposuction can be used to... Read More
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Case #76

This patient in her 40’s from Austin, Texas came to see our doctor at his Round Rock, Texas office location to discuss liposuction of upper arms. She was petite otherwise, and felt the extra weight she carried on her arms really didn’t reflect the rest of her body shape. She had difficulty fitting clothing and didn’t like the way she looked in short... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Benefits

Liposuction sculpts away unwanted fat deposits that can remain in spite of a healthy lifestyle. It is not designed to be a weight loss method. One of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the nation, including cities around Austin, liposuction can improve your appearance from top to bottom in many ways, including:

  • Sculpting the chin, jaw line, and neck
  • Improving the appearance of the upper arms
  • Eliminating bulges from the hips, waist, thighs, and tummy
  • Complementing other cosmetic procedures like a facelift or tummy tuck

Your doctor may also incorporate liposuction techniques into breast reduction in certain cases. We provide a comfortable, unhurried setting for your initial consultation in which your doctor will explain what can and cannot be accomplished with liposuction and review your treatment options. We offer CoolSculpting® as a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction for less significant fat reduction. Our doctors strive to clearly understand their patients’ goals and then develop realistic expectations for their results.

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What to Expect

Our doctors perform liposuction as an outpatient procedure. Depending on the areas you wish to treat, you may be under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Either way, you’ll know exactly what to expect prior to your procedure. Your doctor makes a very small incision on the targeted areas and saturates the unwanted fat with a special solution called tumescent fluid. Tumescent fluid contains ingredients that cause the fat to swell, easing extraction. It also reduces bleeding and makes the procedure safer and more comfortable. Once the fat is ready for removal, he/she inserts a thin, hollow tube called a cannula through the incisions. This cannula is then used to loosen and suction away fat.

Your doctor may also use SAFELipo®, a special technique that thoroughly separates fat prior to removal and then smooths the remaining layer of fat for even, consistent results. Our doctors often recommend SAFELipo as an alternative to laser liposuction for their Austin patients.

The length of your procedure depends on how many areas you wish to treat; your doctor will give you a better estimate during your consultation. You may return home after a brief period of observation, although you will need to have a friend or loved one drive you.

Coolsculpting

CoolSculpting®

Enjoy a slimmer figure without surgery, anesthesia, or recovery time. Freeze unwanted fat on your abdomen, thighs, chin, and more with nonsurgical CoolSculpting.

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Recovery & Results

Although you will likely have some initial swelling and bruising, your improved contours will be noticeable right after your procedure. You will need to wear compression garments for the first few weeks to minimize swelling and encourage optimal results. Most patients are ready to resume their normal routines within 3 to 5 days; however, you should avoid more vigorous activities for 4 to 6 weeks.

Results are long lasting; however, the fat cells that remain around your body can still enlarge if you gain weight. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to help your results last as long as possible.

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You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Synergy Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Jul 28, 2020
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I cannot say enough about the Team at Synergy Plastic Surgery! From the 1st phone calls and emails with Vlasta, to the virtual consultation with Dr. Kerr, my actual surgery, and the after care, everyone and everything was A+++! I had 6 other consults with surgeons in Houston Tx where I had my first augmentation and none of them even came close to the customer service and care Synergy provided. I went in for an implant exchange. I was so scared! It wasn't exciting for me like it was the 1st time in my early 20s lol!! But rest assured, the Synergy team did everything to make me feel SO comfortable! My pre op nurse, Tiffany was THE BEST! She administered the IV needle which was my biggest fear. Normally I would've cried and begged for the person to stop. I didn't even feel a thing! Carol administered the anesthesia and once again...I didn't feel a thing! Dr. Kerr gave me exactly what I asked for and I'm so thankful. I didn't even have a single bruise. If you're looking for the best pros in the business to give you gorgeous results AND quality customer care, Synergy is the place! Thank yall!
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5.0/5
Jul 17, 2020
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I’m over a month post-op and loving my results! My breast augmentation has given me so much more confidence and I highly recommend Dr. Kerr. Everyone at Synergy is so sweet and helpful. Such a great experience!
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5.0/5
Jun 2, 2020
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10 out of 10 recommend. Vlasta my coordinator was great with keeping in touch with me and rescheduling me throughout the crazy COVID19 ordeal. Dr.Kerr and the entire team were great. Surgery day went smoothly and my results are coming along nicely. 👌
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5.0/5
Apr 17, 2020
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Dr Kerr did my breast reduction and lift. I couldn’t be happier!!! He already knew exactly what my problem was and was right on point re: size I wanted to be. His whole team from office to surgical are amazing! I’ve never felt so comfortable and happy during any other surgical procedure that I’ve had. It’s truly changed the quality of my life! THANK YOU ALL 🙏💕
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5.0/5
Mar 26, 2020
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Dr. Kerr and his team are AMAZING. I had a breast augmentation and lipo in early March. I am so glad out of the three surgeons I met with, I decided to go with Dr Kerr. Vlasta, Ashley and the staff are welcoming, friendly, and so caring. My surgery day went flawlessly and I couldn’t be happier with my results (and I’m not even a full month out)!!! Don’t think twice, choose Synergy.
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5.0/5
Mar 4, 2020
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
I went in for a consultation with Dr.Blagg I was afraid it was going to be totally awkward but it wasn’t at all . He was very informative and kind . I felt comfortable from the start. I definitely recommend him.
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5.0/5
Jan 23, 2020
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Dr. Blagg is such a wonderful and down to earth Dr! His work is phenomenal! I highly recommend him! 😊
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5.0/5
Jan 7, 2020
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This place is amazing. I’ve been coming to them for nearly 2 years now. Customer service and booking is outstanding, location is clean and light. Each and every single staff member really knows their stuff which is refreshing and helpful. I came to Mara without any experience in the filler/Botox world, and now I will never let anyone come near my face unless it is her. I always get compliments on the work I’ve had done, and it only confirms my own opinion- that Mara does amazing work & so does everyone else there. I’ve recommended others to this location & will continue to be a regular myself.
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5.0/5
Dec 30, 2019
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Mara at Synergy did my Botox. I’ve previously gotten Botox from three other providers. Relative to those providers, Mara took more time to listen to me, examine my face, and explain my treatment options. She also took the time to mark her proposed injection sites on my face (something none of the other providers did). The extra attention made me feel comfortable in the office and now that it’s been about 10 days and I can see the results I couldn’t be happier. The results are dramatic but at the same time subtle leaving me with a very natural, youthful look. Thanks, Mara!
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5.0/5
Nov 11, 2019
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My experiences with Dr. Blagg and all of staff at Synergy have been excellent! Janis, the patient coordinator, made me feel comfortable from the start and I am extremely pleased with the results of my rhinoplasty. Dr. Blagg did such an amazing job! He really listened to me and understood my needs/wants. His bedside manner is great. The procedure itself is not painful at all and it took about 2.5 hours. There are minor discomforts like dry mouth and feeling congested but I had zero pain from it. I did bruise, as was expected, though it went away about 10 days after my surgery. I would say that the majority of the swelling went down between 3-6 months post-op and it just got better and better everyday. I would highly recommend Dr. Blagg for rhinoplasty and if I ever want anything else done I will go to him again. He gave me a nose that balances my face, I still look like me just with a better nose! I don’t think anyone at work or even close relatives notice it because the change was subtle but so good. As a result, I feel so much more confident in myself. I am so glad that I did it with Dr. Blagg and his team. During my post-ops I also started to see Nurse Ashley Kerr at the MedSpa for Botox and facial procedures like SkinPen and Vi-Peels. She is very knowledgeable and qualified. She is constantly training and learning new techniques and procedures so I feel confident that I am getting treatments from a highly experienced professional. She is also very kind and sweet. Everyone that I have interacted with at the clinic has been so nice from Amy at the front desk to Monica over the phone to Nurse Felicia snapping before/after pics. This place is amazing!!! They are the best in Austin, TX.
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5.0/5
Oct 1, 2019
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He was very thorough and made me feel comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Love my results. thank you
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5.0/5
Sep 24, 2019
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Dr. Blagg was the best! From the first time I met with him for my consultation I knew I was in good hands! He answered all my questions and put all my concerns to rest. I am so happy with my mommy makeover! Every step I felt taken care of by Dr. Blagg and his staff. Special thanks to Janet and Felicia for always making me feel amazing! I love Synergy!!
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5.0/5
Sep 23, 2019
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Dr. Kerr is great. Took time to answer questions and never rushed me out. Also, you meet with him for your consultation. Not a nurse or office person.... that’s what sold me. Not too mention all the other great reviews. My whole overall experience was great. Dr Kerr even called after my surgery to check on me! If I had to do it again, I’d use dr. Kerr again no doubt about it.
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5.0/5
Sep 18, 2019
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Dr.blagg is an awesome dr did a great job on my tummy tuck very friendly staff!
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5.0/5
Sep 5, 2019
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I dealt with Dr Crawford, which she was very knowledgeable, confident, dedicated to her work, and VERY professional. No matter who I brought with me, she never ignored the other person, she spoke to whoever was there with me as well. Staff. 5 stars ⭐️. They are caring and all professional. I happy with my results and I would recommend Synergy over anything in the round rock/ Austin area.
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5.0/5
Sep 1, 2019
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
After consulting with several surgeons in the area I decided to book a consultation with Dr. Kerr. I had a wonderful experience from the moment I scheduled my consultation until my last surgery follow up. The receptionists are pleasant and make scheduling work for you. The office is in a quaint area, clean, well decorated, and easy to find. Dr. Kerr quickly called me back to his office where he spent well over 20-30 minutes just talking over my procedures, going over my different options, surgery process, recovery time, and really took time to answer any and all questions I had. We then went into a separate room where I was greeted by Ms. Vlasta. After I changed into a robe, Dr. Kerr and Vlasta guided me through deciding on the perfect size which fit both my body type and my idea of how I wanted to look. I ended my consultation with Vlasta in her office discussing pricing and payment options. I left the office feeling confident I had found my team. I booked my surgery shortly after. During the time between my consultation and surgery date I got a little anxious and worried about sizing and how it would look on my body. Several times I called Ms. Vlasta in a panic and she so kindly talked me through it and calmed my fears. Vlasta invited me back in to try on sizers again just so I could make sure I was getting what I wanted. Approximately a week before my surgery date I was scheduled for my pre-op consultation. Being a nurse myself and living so far from the office I was offered a phone pre-op appointment. I received a call from the nurse and was given all my pre and post-op instructions and a time to arrive at the surgery suite. The morning of my surgery my husband and I arrived at 0630 for a surgery time of 0700. The nurses greeted us right away and prepped me for surgery. Dr. Kerr came in visited with me and my husband, made his measurements, and asked if we had any questions. Once Dr. Kerr was complete the nurses took me into the operating room, helped me onto the operating table, and the Nurse Anesthetist explained the sedation and analgesic components to me and off to sleep I went. Zzzzz. Less than an hour later I woke up in recovery. I was a bit emotional because I finally had something I’ve waited more than 10 years for. My sweet nurse helped calm me down and got my husband from the waiting room. I ended up vomiting from the combination of all the medication and having an empty stomach but my nurse quickly gave me medicine to stop the vomiting. Once I was feeling better my nurse wheeled me out to my husband who had retrieved the car. The nurse helped me into the car and buckled my seatbelt for me. I don’t remember too much of the rest of that day because I was groggy from anesthesia and the pain meds. I had no pain and no issues the first night. The next day I was scheduled for my post-op visit and was seen by Dr. Blagg as Dr. Kerr was in surgery that day. I was pleased with my visit and was given care instructions and limitations until my next appointment. Still zero pain just some tightness in my chest. I’ve had 2 more follow up appointments and was just released until I’m ready to schedule my tummy tuck. It’s been four months this since my surgery and my breast are pure perfection, everything I wanted, and look look natural. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kerr, Vlasta, and all the employees at Synergy Plastic Surgery. I have recommended Dr. Kerr to several close friends who fell in love with everyone just like I did. 10/10. You will not be disappointed when you put your trust in Dr. Kerr for your personal procedures.
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 1, 2019
Facebook Synergy Plastic Surgery
After consulting with several surgeons in the area I decided to book a consultation with Dr. Kerr. I had a wonderful experience from the moment I scheduled my consultation until my last survey follow up. The receptionist are pleasant and make scheduling work for you. The office is in a quaint area, clean, well decorated, and easy to find. Dr. Kerr quickly called me back to his office where he spent well over 20-30 minutes just talking over my procedures, going over my different options, surgery process, recovery time, and really took time to answer any and all questions I had. We then went into a separate room where I was greeted by Ms. Vlasta. After changing into a robe Dr. Kerr and Vlasta guided me through deciding on the perfect size which fit both my body type and my idea of how I wanted to look. I ended my consultation with Vlasta in her office discussing pricing and payment options. I left the office feeling confident I had found my team. I booked my surgery shortly after. During the time between my consultation and surgery date I got a little anxious and worried about sizing and how it would look on my body. Several times I called Ms. Vlasta in a panic and she so kindly talked me through it and calmed my fears. Vlasta invited me back in to try on sizers again just so I could make sure I was getting what I wanted. Approximately a week before my surgery date I was scheduled for my pre-op consultation. Being a nurse myself and living so far from the office I offered a phone pre-op appointment. I received a call from the nurse and was given all my pre and post-op instructions and a time to arrive at the surgery suite. The morning of my surgery my husband and I arrived at 0630 for a surgery time of 0700. The nurses greeted us right away and prepped me for surgery. Dr. Kerr came in visited with myself and my husband, make his measurements, and asked if we had any questions. Once Dr. Kerr was complete the nurses took me into the operating room, helped me onto the operating table, the Nurse Anesthetist explained the sedation and analgesic components to me and off to sleep I went. Zzzzz. I woke up in recovery emotional because I was finally had something I’ve waited more than 10 years for. My sweet nurse helped calm me down and got my husband from the waiting room. I ended up vomiting from the all the medication and having an empty stomach but my nurse quickly gave me medicine to stop the vomiting. Once I was feeling better my nurse wheeled me out to my husband who had retrieved the car. The nurse helped me into the car and buckled my seatbelt for me. I don’t remember too much of the rest of that day because you’re groggy from anesthesia and the pain meds. I had no pain and no issues the first night. The next day I was scheduled for my post-op visit and was seen by Dr. Blagg as Dr. Kerr was in surgery that day. I was pleased with my visit and was given care instructions and limitations until my next appointment. I’ve had 2 more follow up appointments and was just released until I’m ready to schedule my tummy tuck. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kerr, Vlasta, and all the employees at Synergy Plastic Surgery. I have recommended Dr. Kerr to several close friends who fell in love with everyone just like I did. 10/10. You will not be disappointed when you put your trust in Dr. Kerr for your personal procedures.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2019
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
Incredible office, had a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend them. Dr. Kerr settled my nerves and my results are beautiful!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2019
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
The entire process was amazing. From my very first visit, Vlasta was so friendly and welcoming and so helpful! All of the staff was wonderful and Dr. Kerr is the absolute BEST! I've already personally referred friends there and will continue to sing their praises!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 8, 2019
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
I had an excellent experience! Dr. Kerr was so kind and knowledgeable, and his staff is super friendly! I love my new look and would highly recommend!

Common Questions

How much does liposuction cost?

The amount you pay for your liposuction procedure can vary based on the amount of fat you wish to remove and the areas you wish to treat. Local patients may pay as little as $2,000 for a smaller procedure that targets the chin and neck, while more significant procedures that treat the legs or abdomen often can cost up to $9,000. Your doctor offers you a written quote during your consultation.

Will I be left with sagging skin after liposuction?

Liposuction doesn’t remove enough fat to create excessive sagging skin. Healthy skin is highly resilient and typically has few problems “bouncing back.” If you’re concerned by the potential for sagging skin after your procedure, share your concerns with your doctor during your consultation. Your doctor will perform a careful evaluation of the areas you wish to treat and help you determine whether liposuction is the most appropriate course of action. He would not treat an area to excess if doing so would leave unfavorable results behind.

How much fat loss can I expect from my liposuction procedure?

This depends on the area of the body that you treat. Although liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it can noticeably improve your body’s contours. For example, if you undergo liposuction on your abdomen or hips, you’ll likely notice your favorite clothes fitting better, and you may even drop a size or more. If you have liposuction to refine your chin and neck, you’ll notice a sleeker, more pleasing profile that no longer causes you to shy away from photographs. During your consultation, your doctor will help you better understand the results you can anticipate from your procedure.

Will I have scars from liposuction?

During liposuction, the surgeon removes excess fat through tiny incisions in the skin using a long, slim tube called a cannula. The incisions leave tiny scars, typically 3 to 5 mm long. The incisions can often be placed in inconspicuous areas such as in natural creases of the body or in areas that are usually covered by underwear. When you choose a trained and experienced plastic surgeon, it’s likely that no one will know you had liposuction unless you tell them.

There are so many types of liposuction available these days. What’s the difference?

The main difference between the various types of liposuction such as ultrasonic and laser liposuction that many practices in Austin, Texas, are advertising is in the way the excess fat is dislodged. With traditional tumescent liposuction, targeted areas are infused with tumescent fluid, which makes the areas firm and inhibits bleeding. Next, a cannula is inserted under the skin and moved in and out to dislodge the excess fat. The other kinds of liposuction break up the excess fat in a variety of ways including vibration, ultrasound, laser energy, and even warm water. The advantage of these technologies is that the fat removal process can be quicker and gentler.

How do I know if I need liposuction or a tummy tuck?

We perform liposuction to remove areas of excess fat. A tummy tuck removes excess stretched skin and stretch marks, and it tightens and repairs stretched and separated abdominal muscles. Most patients who want to improve the appearance of their midsections, often after pregnancy or significant weight loss, require a tummy tuck. If you don’t have these concerns and are instead simply interested in treated love handles or fat around your belly button, liposuction might provide the improvements you are looking for.

Will liposuction cause cellulite?

Liposuction does not cause cellulite; however, it doesn’t eliminate cellulite either. Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands that connect the upper layer of skin to the tissue below. As fat cells enlarge during weight gain, dimples may appear on the surface of the skin. This orange peel appearance is called cellulite. In some cases, liposuction improves the appearance of cellulite by reducing the tension of the bands; but, for many people the dimples remain. If the fat is removed unevenly, treated areas can appear lumpy and uneven, which may look a bit like cellulite.

When will I see results?

The results from liposuction develop gradually for several weeks after the procedure as swelling fades. Patients also retain fluid from the procedure, so it’s typical not to see a significant weight loss right away. Once healed, patients are typically thrilled to see that their fat is gone in all the right places.

When can I begin exercising again?

After liposuction, most patients are ready for walking and low-impact activities after 3 to 5 days. After 2 weeks, you may gradually increase your activity level and expect to be back to your normal exercise routine by 6 weeks. We usually recommend avoiding strenuous activities for 3 weeks.